Job Uber Driver - Independent Contractor in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL, 60629
Posted: 2021-10-17
Valid through: 2022-08-21

Drive with Uber and earn money anytime it works for you. Driving is an easy way to earn extra, and it's totally flexible around your schedule. You decide when and how much you drive.

What you need to know:

  • Earn money: The more you drive, the more you earn.
  • Flexible schedule: Make your own schedule and earn anytime, day or night.
  • Getting started is simple: Signing up doesn't take long, and we'll provide support along the way.
  • Get paid weekly: Earnings are deposited into your bank account weekly.
  • 24/7 support: The app gives you turn-by-turn directions, and access 24/7 support if you need help.

Here's what you need to get started:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have a 4-door vehicle
  • Have a valid Full Class license (Class 5, G, etc.), vehicle registration, and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Have at least one year of driving experience (3 years if you're under 23 years old)
  • Have proof of work eligibility ( Passport, Study or Work permit, Birth Certificate, Permanent Resident, or Citizenship Card)

Additional Information:

If you have previous employment experience in transportation (such as a delivery driver, driver, professional driver, driving job, truck driver, heavy and tractor-trailer driver, CDL truck driver, class a or class b driver, local truck driver, company truck driver, taxi driver, taxi chauffeur, cab driver, cab chauffeur, taxi cab driver, transit bus driver, bus driver, coach bus driver, bus operator, shuttle driver, bus chauffeur) you might also consider driving with Uber and earn extra money. We also welcome drivers who have worked with other peer-to-peer ridesharing or driving networks.

Drivers using the Uber platform come from all backgrounds and industries ranging from traditional driving and transportation industries to other industries. Driving with Uber is a great way to supplement your part-time or full-time income.


1. What are the parameters one should follow to apply for Uber Driver jobs?

Uber is hiring drivers for their rideshare business to expand at new locations. Anyone can apply to these job positions, who wants to start a driving career. Browse for Uber drivers jobs near me, if the company has driver jobs openings near your area, Apply Now to get the driver job opportunity.To become a Driver with Uber, You must fulfill some conditions to apply:

  • You must be at least 21 years old or older to drive for Uber.
  • Have a car with four doors in good interior and exterior condition.
  • Have a valid full class driver's license (Class 5, G, etc. ),
  • Have car registration and evidence of insurance.
  • Must have at least one year of driving experience ( 3 years, if you are under 23 )
  • Must be able to communicate with passengers in English
  • Must be able to work
  • Submit your social security number for background investigation

2. To be a driver with Uber, what are the car requirements?

Uber platform provides a variety of car services, but there are certain basic features all cars must have:

  • The car isn't older than 15 years.
  • A minimum of four passengers, excluding the driver, can seat in the vehicle (maximum Six people for UberXL).
  • A vehicle with four doors all working condition.
  • The name of the driver must be on the vehicle's insurance policy.

Uber offers a variety of services for all social classes and backgrounds. Uber divides cars into categories based on their features, seating capacity, or types. UberX can be a regular hatchback with modest options, while UberX must be a premium vehicle.

3. How does the Uber payments system work for drivers?

Uber's profits are usually calculated based on the base fare, distance, time, location, and tips. Passengers can tip the Uber driver via the Uber app or by handing out cash.

  • Base fare: This is a set price for a set distance that a driver covers in a journey.
  • Time: Time is of the essence when it comes to earning. For every minute you spend driving a customer, you earn money.
  • Distance: When transporting a passenger, you get money for every mile you travel. If the drop-off site is distant from the pickup location, you will receive a bonus for long travels.
  • Tips: Passengers' tips are given to drivers in full.

4. Does Uber offer additional insurance to drivers who drive for the company?

If you drive for Uber, your own vehicle insurance could not cover you entirely. So Uber also provides driver commercial insurance according to the state's law.

  • If you're driving a passenger, you will get coverage by the company's insurance.
  • Uber's insurance covers any losses incurred while waiting for a passenger or on a passenger pick-up route.
  • If you are driving for personal purposes while you're not signed in. In this scenario, your personal insurance will cover you completely.

5. Is there a flexible driving schedule option available for Uber drivers?

Uber drivers have the option to work on their own schedule. Whether you choose to drive or not, you are the boss of your own schedule.

You may select early morning, day, evening, or late-night shifts based on your preferences. Depending on your location, you have the option of accepting or rejecting requests. A driver can decline a passenger's request if they are far away from the driver’s location.


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